Posted: 14/05/2014 at 16:32
Key points in a triathlon:
Do listen to the race briefing.
In the swim:
Trisuit, Goggles, wetsuit (if open water)
Do go around the bouys
On the bike:
Trisuit, your bike, helmet, cycling shoes, bottle of energy drink/electrolyte, tyre levers, spare tube and gas, number belt (number facing backward).
Do put on your helmet before unracking your bike.
Don't get on your bike until after the mount line at the exit from transition (T1)
Do get off your bike before the dismount line and the entrance to T2Don't take your helmet off before you have re-racked your bike
Don't draft, it's bad manners and could get you a time penalty
Do stop If a marshall tells you to stop - you'd be amazed how many don't!
On the run:
Trisuit (bit smelly by now...), running shoes, cap (if it's hot), number belt (swivel around so number facing forward, if used on bike)
Don't stop till you get to the end
Don't forget to enjoy yourself!
Of course, there's a lot more to it, but these are key things to remember, The helmet and dismount issues will get you dq'd if you get these wrong. Best read the race organisers notes
As far as training is concerned, if you're sorted in each discipline individually, you need to click these together in brick sessions. I.E do some sessions where you combine a ride (say an hour) with a short run afterwards (20 mins).
You probably don't need to run as much as you think. The bike is the greater leg in time and distance so roughly half your training should be on this.